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School Weekly Update May 4, 2020

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  – Romans 15:13

Catholic Education Week – May 3 to May 8

Each year, the Catholic community of Ontario engages in a week-long celebration of the unique identity and distinctive contributions of Catholic education during Catholic Education Week. This year’s celebration is entitled, “Catholic Education: Igniting Hope” and will be celebrated during the week of May 3 – May 8.

The theme for CEW 2020 was inspired by three sources:

  • The recent Papal Exhortation, Christus Vivit, by Pope Francis following the 2018 Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment
  • The recent Ontario Bishops’ pastoral letter, Renewing the Promise (2018)
  • The Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations by the Institute for Catholic Education (2011)

The five sub-themes for Catholic Education: Igniting Hope are:

  • Our Hope in Christ
  • The Hope Within Us
  • The Hope Among Us
  • Hope for the World
  • A Future Full of Hope

Catholic Education Week is a week in which our students and staff typically welcome our parents & guests into our school for various activities & celebrations. Although this year will be very different, it is now more important than ever to recognize and appreciate the many gifts of Catholic Education. We are truly blessed to be able to celebrate our Faith as we support & nurture your child as they learn and grow. Please consider ways in which you can celebrate this special week at home with your family. We invite our families to consider participating in Seton’s special challenge art to Ignite Hopeat home and within our community.

All students are invited to will join our CEW Igniting Hope Art Challenge (chalk Art or posters). Submissions of pictures of the Art will be due by Wednesday to be considered for a special video that Mrs. Soares- Arts teacher is putting together. Please review the details here:

The official song for #CEW2020 may also inspire more HOPE:

Please consider sharing pictures on Twitter of how your family is celebrating Catholic Education Week and tag your tweets @Setonst #CEW2020 #IgnitingHope 

Faith Updates

Please review the letter sent from Father Ed and consider joining virtual mass Sundays at 9 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church.

Praying the Rosary

Pope Francis calls all Catholics to pray the rosary daily in the month of May. The following link supports your family with this request: 

Yearbook – School Memories 2019-2020

We recognize this school year has been like no other. Despite our distance learning, we are grateful to Mrs. Bisbee and Mrs. Ryan-Titus who are working very hard to create a Yearbook to capture our school memories this year. Just a reminder that Yearbook purchases are available on cash online for the next few weeks. Don’t miss out!

Mental Health & Wellness Week May 4- May 8

Along with CEW, May 4-8 is also Mental Health and Wellness Week. The board has developed some daily activities to engage students and families in wellness practices.

Please consider participating in St. Elizabeth Setons’ virtual spirit day on Wednesday, May 6, 2020:

Wednesday is Warmth Wednesday and wear green for “Green Day for Wellness”.   #HCDSBSELFCARE  #HCDSBMENTALHEALTHWEEK

COVID-19 Together! We Feed Students! FAQ

Halton Food for Thought, Food for Life and Food 4 Kids Halton have partnered with the Halton Catholic District School Board and the Halton District School Board to ensure our students receive the support they need.

Q. Can BOTH Elementary AND Secondary students register to receive Together! We Feed Students! support?

  • Elementary and/or Secondary students can register for Together! We Feed Students! support

Q. What is the Together! We Feed Students! registration process?

  • Families contact Food for Life or 905-635-1106 ext. 7 to register.
  • Must provide delivery address, phone number and email
  • Registrations are being triaged by the usual triage team at Food for Life.
  • NOTE – Students / families who are able to safely access existing FFL food programs will be directed to local programs o Identified / approved students / families who are not able to safely access existing FFL food programs will receive home delivery of bagged / boxed food, starting with our most vulnerable

Q. Once approved for Together! We Feed Students! how will students receive home delivery support?

  • Identified / approved students / families will receive home delivery of bagged / boxed food, starting with our most vulnerable
  • The goal is to provide deliveries once per week depending on capacity and funding

Q. What type of food is included in the Together! We Feed Students! home food deliveries?

  • Both perishable and non-perishable food items will be included in the home delivery

Q. How can a community member support Together! We Feed Students!

  • ONLINE DONATIONS ARE NEEDED IMMEDIATELY and can be made to any of the partners of the Together! We Feed Students!
  • Contact Food for Life with food donation inquiries

Q. Are there additional programs / initiatives community members in need of food can access?

  • CLICK HERE (Insert link) for the Where to Get Food in Halton resource
  • Please note, individual providers may have implemented COVID-19 related program delivery / service measures. Please contact them directly

Promoting Well-Being: Managing Difficult Behaviours during COVID-19 and Beyond

R.O.C.K. – Reach Out Centre for Kids – is presenting this free webinar – for more information follow the link –

“A behavioural approach to understanding and addressing problem behaviour. Join an experienced behaviour therapist for this informative webinar to learn ways to help reduce and manage challenging behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.”

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2020 from 10:00 – 11:30 am OR Thursday May 14, 2020 from 6:00– 7:30 pm
  • Free – Live webinar through Zoom

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Upcoming Events and Activities at St. Elizabeth Seton

Catholic Education Week Liturgy
May 4 @ 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Dress Loud ~ Spirit Day
May 15 all day

May is Hearing Awareness Month which is an entire month dedicated to educating the public about the importance of hearing health.  Hearing awareness is very important and we would like to highlight this by providing an opportunity to share information and activities around the impact that a hearing loss can have on individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing as well as hearing protection and conservation.

HCDSB is dedicating May 11-15, 2020 to promote Hearing Awareness amongst our students and school community. Help us to celebrate awareness and Dress Loud on Friday!

#Dressloud2020  @HCDSB  @hcdsbSEAC  @VOICE4DeafKids

Sports Fan Day
May 15 all day
Victoria Day (No School)
May 18 all day
Seton Spirit Wear Day
Jun 1 all day
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